This the perfect tripod for walkers, hikers and travellers. When folded away it measures only 31.5cm, and it weighs only 1200g. The CT-1 can handle up to 5 kilos of weight which makes it suitable for just about any camera, from compact to full-frame DSLR. Premium quality and at a price that won’t give you a cardiac arrest!

At its highest setting the Pig Iron CT-1 tripod can match much larger and heavier tripods. It takes your camera to 1.36m high. At the lowest setting you can work at just 27cm from the ground, a perfect height for macro and table top photography.


The quick-twist leg locks mean setting up the tripod is super quick and easy. The legs can be set up in three positions, for normal working height, medium height and extra low. The locking rings of the five leg segments can be unlocked by a simple twist of the wrist.

Centre Column

The telescopic central column has a larger diameter than most compact tripods. This means that in its fully extended position it remains very stable. A retractable stability hook on the underside of the column can be used to attach your camera bag to provide extra stability in high winds.


The unique design of the CT-1 tripod means it is far more compact in comparison to conventional tripods. The legs are folded upwards and the centre column and ball head are kept between the three legs. The use of five section legs instead of three enables the tripod to fold up super small. It’s so small that you can easily carry it in airline hand luggage.


The ball head is of supreme quality, is quick to adjust and combines good load carrying capacity with excellent stability. The head is equipped with the proven Arca-Swiss compatible quick release system. The included quick release plate is interchangeable with all other Pig Iron heads and other Arca-Swiss style tripod heads. The ball head is equipped with a built in spirit level for getting your landscape photos level.

Max Height: 1.36m

Min Height: 0.27m

Weight: 1.2Kg

Load capacity: 5kg

Compacted length: 31.5cm

Leg sections: 5

360 degree rotation

Built in spirit level

Arca-Swiss quick release system

Carry case